Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo
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Plácido Domingo (Tenor Conductor)

The year 2011 can be justifiably described as "Domingo-year": On the one hand celebrates "most significant artists of our time" (The Guardian) its 50th anniversary on stage as well as his 70th birthday - on 21 January 2011th

Domingo was born in 1941 in Madrid and raised in Mexico, is the child of zarzuela singers. After his stage debut in 1959 in a small Rigoletto Supporting Role in Mexico City Domingo celebrated 50 years ago his real starring debut: in 1961 as Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata in Monterrey, Mexico. His first international success brought him 1966 incarnation of the title role of Alberto Ginastera El Cid opera Don Rodrigo at the New York City Opera .: It was the beginning of a career, during which he not less than 134 (!) Should rehearse lead roles , He did not stay at the Italian as French (and even Russian) specialist, but also convinced with outstanding performance as Wagner's Lohengrin, Siegmund, Parsifal (on stage), and Siegfried and Tristan (on CD), lots of baroque music assumed (including by Handel) , distinguished himself in a number of world premieres and recently celebrated a triumph in the title role in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra (Berlin and London), where he moved temporarily to the baritone. The live recording of the spectacular London performance appears in November 2010 on DVD. As if that were not enough, Domingo exceeded even as a matter of course, the limits of "serious music", sang with equal conviction crossover repertoire and several Zarzuela roles - roles of the Spanish form of the operetta - and celebrated together with Carreras and Pavarotti as one the Three tenors true triumph, guided by the motto: who can really sing can sing everything.

Parallel to his singing career followed Domingo a career as a conductor. His Conducting debut in the 1973/74 season at the New York City Opera with "La Traviata". Another proof of its universality is its role as an opera director: So Domingo since 1996 artistic director of the Washington Opera and took over in summer 2000 also the artistic director of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera.

Of Plácido Domingo there are now well over 100 CDs. For EMI Classics he has i.a. 13 opera Gesamteinspielungen added. Some CDs document Plácido Domingo in personal union as a conductor Tenor. But even crossover releases complete his extensive Diskrografie. So Domingo took i.a. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem" with Sarah Brightman, conducted by Lorin Maazel on. The New York premiere of this work in the same occupation in 1984 broadcast worldwide.

Domingos album "100 Years of Mariachi" (1999) - a CD with Mexican Traditionals - won in February 2000 a "Grammy" in the category "Best Mexican-American Performance". Meanwhile, Domingo received a total of 11 Grammy Awards and 2 Latin Grammy Awards. "Songs of Love", a selection of titles from Domingos "De mi alma latina (From My Latin Soul)" Vol.1 2 and "Be my Love" (both albums sold worldwide more than one million times), appeared in January 2001 to Domingos 60th birthday, which, inter alia, was celebrated with a large Domingo gala at the New York Met. Domingos collection of Mexican, Cuban and Dominican songs ( "Quiéreme Mucho") took place in 2002 and entry into the German classical charts.

broadcast live from 3SAT was an outstanding concert in Berlin's Waldbühne with the young violinist Sarah Chang in july 2,001th Domingo conducted the Berlin Philharmonic here. - Recorded live CD "Fire Ice "appeared - With Ponchielli." La Gioconda "EMI Classics presented in spring 2003 a spectacular new recording before: the role of Enzo - since Caruso Parade game every dramatic tenor - has for decades been Plácido Domingo's most successful games.

After a more than 45-year career Domingo closed in 2005 with a complete recording of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" is a big gap in his Wager repertoire. This was preceded by two successful CDs with Deborah Voigt and Violeta Urmana with scenes from Wagner's Ring. The Tristan-recording that also combines outstanding singers such as Nina Stemme, René Pape, Ian Bostdridge, Olaf Bär and Rolando Villazón, conducted by Antonio Pappano, wrote recording history. So the recording was, inter alia, with one of the most important Italian prices, the "Musica Dischi Critics Award "and in the category" Best Opera Recording "with the" Premio del Disco "from the Italian classical magazine" Amadeus "award and also received the" Prize of the German Record Critics 4/2005 "(Category: Opera) as well as the" Wagner Award ECHO Klassik 2006 "in the category" Best Opera recording "of the Académie du Disque Lyrique. in addition, the recording was with a" "(opera of the 19th century) excellent. in the Classical Brit Awards 2006 Domingo was with a" Lifetime Achievement Award "for lifetime achievement.

Plácido Domingo, one of the world's most popular, most requested and most renowned musicians of our time, is married to the opera director Marta Ornelas and has 2 sons.

As of October 2010

More information can be found at
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